What i like in the Plex iOS App:
- Background sync of shows/movies. I select which shows/films i want to sync on my Plex Server and they will appear on the Plex iOS App ready for offline Playback (this works really well).
- Playback status sync (watched, time remaining). However this doesn't work reliably if i am on the road.
- Direct play if i am on the same network with my Plex server. In addition choose a transcoding option in case i am on the road and use a VPN.
What i really like in Infuse are the far superior playback controls and the quality of the app. In contrast the Plex iOS App is sometimes stuck while opening. Playback controls are very limited (when you come from Infuse ). Volume and Volumeboost isn’t working for me (most) times. Watched status (in app, i am not talking of the sync problems) isn’t updated till the app is force-quit and relaunched in media overview.
If true there are rumours that the lead media player developer is laid off. Maybe there is an opportunity to “white label” Infuse and sell it to Plex or other kinds of cooperations. However i am more than willing to pay (again) for an Infuse app compatible with reliable Plex media sync and watched status sync.
With Plex and the media sync feature to iOS i found the perfect solution for my viewing habits. However the Plex iOS client is lacking in any other way especially if you are accustomed and “grown” with Infuse in combination with trakt. If you are able to pull this off i am happy to ditch the Plex iOS App so fast…